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Michele Bachmann – The Epitome!

There are Lying Politicians and then there is Michele Bachmann. Every time this woman opens her mouth in front of a camera, the lies and blatant stupidity roll off her forked tongue faster than a used car salesman trying to close the sale. Paul Broun is the other Republican who lies almost as badly as Michele Bachmann.

The Sad thing here is I’m not sure who is worse, Michele Bachmann or ABC, CBS, and NBC who are blatant cowards when interviewing this woman as they refuse to call out her lies. Recently on The Today Show, Matt Lauer was interviewing Michele Bachmann and she claimed the following:

Michelle Bachmann: “President Obama was the one who extended the Tax Cuts!”

LIE: President Obama wanted to extend the Unemployment Benefits for those who have lost their jobs and it was the Republicans who stated that the only way THEY would agree to provide unemployment extensions would be if the President would agree to extend the Bush Tax Cuts.

Then as the interview proceeded Michele Bachmann tried to lay it on think with the claims that if taxes were increased on the wealthy and on corporations that it would not even affect the deficit. We will touch on this in a minute. There was another part of the interview where Michele Bachmann lied with the inference that President Obama needs to get out of the car business for the tea party inference that the Government is involved in the private sector but she was cut off before she cold make her tea party pitch

Michele Bachmann: “President Obama needs to get out of the car business.”

LIE: The Big Three received funding for a $25 billion government loan during October 2008 to help them re-tool their factories to meet new fuel-efficiency standards of at least 35 mpg-US (6.7 L/100 km; 42 mpg-imp) by 2020. We would like to remind Ms. Bachmann that it was in fact George W. Bush who approved the loans for the American Automakers, Not Barack Obama.

Additionally it was Donald Trump, who is an avid conservative and considering a run for President in 2012 who said this: “I think the government should stand behind them 100 percent,” Trump told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto nearly three years ago. “You cannot lose the auto companies. They’re great. They make wonderful products.”

The Deficit and Taxes

Now in this same interview on the Today Show,  Michele Bachmann stated that increasing the taxes on the Rich and on Corporations will not help to reduce the deficit and she claims that by doing this, it will only provide enough money to run the government for a few months. Additionally, Michele Bachmann blatantly LIED by saying the richest Americans are already paying 45% of their income in taxes.

Effective Tax Rate on US Incomes Over $1 Million

Source: Internal Revenue Service

If we go back to even 1996 as we can see from this chart the tax rate on the wealthiest Americans are 15 points below what Michele Bachmann claims at 45%. As you can see the source for this graph data is the IRS, so just where is SHE getting her data from, FOX News? Since the Bush Tax Cuts were in effect in 2007 this final number of 21.1% is still valid today. Additionally, many wealthy Americans end up paying ZERO Taxes due to all the deductions and exemptions they can take. Here is just one article on the Christian Science Monitor of all places discussing this very issue.

So Michele Bachmann is wildly exaggerating her numbers by over 23% and no one is calling her on it.

So WHY is Michele Bachmann LYING? Why is it a coincidence that the Republicans want to go after Social Security and protect the Wealthy? Well the answer is very easy, as the Republicans are on a crusade to destroy the Middle Class in this country by not only making the Middle Class carry the tax burden for the country, but taking away Social Security and Medicare while protecting the Wealthy. The top 10% in this country does NOT need Social Security or Medicare as they have the money and the means to pay for any medical expenses and to retire comfortably on their wealth and investments. Meanwhile the Middle Class in this country will continue to make less as the Infamous “Trickle Down Economics” give the rich the tax breaks to ship jobs overseas. This of course will leave nothing but service jobs and we are seeing this already.

You have to hand it to the Republicans as it is a well devised plan to eliminate the Middle Class. If you are NOT in the Upper 10% of wage earners in this country, and you vote Republican, You may as well slit your own throat and be done with it!

The Wealthy and Corporations Do Not have Enough Money to Affect the Deficit

The Wealth Distribution in AmericaSo this is Michele Bachmann’s contention that the Wealthy and all the Corporations in this country do not have enough money to help cut the deficit. Instead Michele Bachmann and the Republicans want you to believe that getting the money from “Entitlements” (Social Security & Medicare) is the answer. Why? I’ve already told you why, they want the Middle Class of America GONE.

Charts are provided by Mother Jones.

You need to pay very close attention to these next series of charts starting with this one to the left. So Michele Bachmann wants you to believe is the Rich cannot help reduce the deficit. Looking at this first chart and coming to the understanding that the top 10% of this country holds 2/3 of the countries wealth, it becomes very obvious that Michele Bachmann is flat out LYING to you. How could 2/3 of this country’s wealth not capable of helping to reduce the deficit?

If this cart below cannot show you that Michele Bachmann is lying in biblical proportions, then nothing can help you understand what is going on. Just looking at the magnitude of the wealth disparity between the bottom 90% and the Upper 9% to the Upper 1% over the Upper 9% paints an overwhelming picture. Then keep in mind that the majority of the upper 10% does not really pay taxes.

The Income Reality

These Next Couple of Charts again show the huge disparity in the income in this country and yet Michele Bachmann wants you to believe that the Super Rich do not have enough money to help reduce the deficit.

Out of Balance Income

Finally we can see the other part of the reason why Michele Bachmann and the Republicans do not want to tax the rich and would rather use Social Security and Medicare to pay down the deficit… That WOULD take Money out of THEIR Pockets.

Why Washington is closer to Wall Street than Main Street

Wake Up America! You ARE being systematically Eliminated by the Republicans

Michele Bachmann, Class Moron

Bachmann Liar

Ms. Bachmann, I’m not sure who is the dumbest and most gullible person on this planet… You or the Morons who continue to vote for You. On Wednesday November 3rd the day after the election you had this to say on CNN…

The president of the United States will be taking a trip over to India that is expected to cost the taxpayers $200 million a day.

Shall we go to the Video?

$200 Million a Day!

Ms. Bachmann, have YOU absolutely NO concept of Money and Responsibility? Do you know how utterly STUPID and Outlandish these claims are, not to mention that they came from a foreign press writer who has absolutely NO access to US Government expenditures? Are YOU so Gullible and so Utterly Stupid that you just ramble these moronic sound bytes to gain attention to yourself? Again, what does all this say about the Fools and Idiots who voted for someone so completely inept? It says that the collective intelligence in the State of Minnesota has dropped to a sack of hammers. Perhaps You all should go back to school.

Loose Lips Sink Ships Retard!

Ms. Bachmann, Shall we see what PolitiFact had to say about your stupidity?

In an Oct. 7, 2009, story for McClatchy Newspapers, reporter Steven Thomma took a stab:

The costs of the trips — borne by taxpayers — are difficult to measure, but they’re expensive. When (the president) uses the familiar blue-and-white reconfigured 747 as Air Force One, it costs $100,219 an hour to operate, according to the Air Force. And that’s just HIS plane.

There also are cargo planes, used to fly in armored limousines, helicopters, staff and other equipment, as well as the Secret Service. A single Air Force C-17 cargo jet, for example, costs $6,960 an hour, according to the Congressional Research Service.

A total of 77 other aircraft were used on one multi-country trip to Asia by former President Bill Clinton in 2000, according to the Air Force Times, including 14 C-17 Globemasters, 12 C-5 Galaxys, three C-141 Starlifters and two C-130 Hercules. ABC News at the time estimated the cost of that entire trip at $50 million.

An Air Force Times story on March 27, 2000, said Clinton’s trip to India and Pakistan “may be the most expensive such mission ever carried out by the Air Force.” The reporters said the operation required hundreds of aircraft missions. They tagged the cost of the 5-day trip at $50 million as well. That comes to $10 million per day.

Previous trips by the Clinton administration were less expensive, according to a September 1999 U.S. Government Accountability Office analysis of the costs for Clinton’s 1998 trips to Africa, Chile and China.

“Presidential travel to foreign destinations requires planning, coordination, and logistical and personnel support,” the report stated. “The estimated incremental costs of President Clinton’s trips to Africa, Chile, and China were at least $42.8 million, $10.5 million, and $18.8 million, respectively. The largest of these costs consisted of operating expenses of the president’s aircraft and other military passenger and cargo aircraft; travel expenses, including lodging for the travelers; and telecommunications, vehicle, and other equipment rentals and procurement in the countries visited.”

We couldn’t find any significant evidence that Obama’s 3-day trip to India was going to be unusual in scope.

Feel Stupid Yet Ms. Bachmann?

Palin’s Alaska from Above

Palin Sneak Peak

The TLC/Discovery Hypocrisy

The Real Story about Palin’s Hypocrisy and TLC and Discovery Channel can be found on Sarah Palin’s Alaska… But last time I checked, Alaska belonged to America and the People of Alaska, not that Lying, Money Grabbing, Quitter, Wannabe Journalist, Wannabe Politician Hypocrite Sarah Palin.

Anyway this true to life comical story has been making the rounds in the posting comments and I revised it for Sarah Palin’s Alaska…

A woman in a hot air balloon realizes she is lost. She lowers her altitude and spots a man fishing from a boat below. She shouts to him, “Excuse me, can you help me? I promised TLC I would meet them an hour ago for my reality show, but I don’t know where I am.”

The man consults his portable GPS and replies, “You’re in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.

She rolls her eyes and says, “You must be a Democrat!”

“I am,” replies the man. “How did you know?”

“Well,” answers the balloonist, “everything you tell me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to do with your information, and I’m still lost. Frankly, you’re not much help to me.”

The man smiles and responds, “You must be Sarah Palin.”

“I am, replies the balloonist. “How did you know?”

“Well,” says the man, “You don’t know where you are or where you’re going. You’ve risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and now you expect me to solve your problem. You’re in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but, somehow, now it’s my fault.”

TLC Shame On You and Shame on your Desire to Promote this Toxic Witch who tried to destroy the last great pristine wilderness left in this country and to hurt the people who live there for the sake of money and ratings. TLC for you to promote this lying wilderness hypocrite makes you the worst kind of hypocrite.